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One Day Comedy Writing w/Rich Talarico

4/20: A 6 hour Comedy Writing Bootcamp with SNL's, MADtv's and Key & Peele's Rich Talarico.

  • Starts Apr 20
  • 200 US dollars
  • North Charles Street

Available spots

Service Description

Saturday April 20th: 10-1, 2-5, and a Showcase! Rich shares insights and writing techniques from his 20+ years in late night TV (SNL, MADtv, Key & Peele, The Tonight Show) and from having written five resident company shows for Second City in Chicago. Students will learn how to write jokes, how to write blackouts, how to brainstorm and pitch their ideas and how to outline a scene/story-structure. How to tell a story and how to come up with endings. Class will cover variety of sketch types. Students will learn how to contribute to others’ work; a vital writers room skill. Schedule for the Day! 10am-1pm SESSION 1 Learn to write monologue jokes, blackouts, desk pieces, runners and more. Break 1-2p 2p-5p SESSION 2 Character pieces, comic brainstorming and more. 5:30pm Call time - gather sketches for read, assign casting 6pm; 45-min read through for friends and family When: Saturday April 20th Time: 10:00-1:00 and 2-5pm with a class showcase at 6pm. Cost: $200 RICH TALARICO IS A PEABODY® AWARD WINNER WHO BOASTS FOUR EMMY® NOMINATIONS, AND FOUR WRITERS GUILD AWARD NOMS. Rich is an actor, comedian, improviser and established writer/producer best known for his work on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. Rich wrote K&P favorites Substitute Teacher, Racist Zombies, Karim and Jahar, Hatz, Teaching Center, Obama Greets, Black Ice and many more. Rich wrote and produced on MADtv, The Tonight Show w. Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, and the critically acclaimed, Review. Rich did punch up work on Mean Girls and Get Out. Rich took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City. Rich went on to tour with SC’s National Touring Company and later co-created five original sketch comedy revues with SC’s Etc., and Main Stage Companies. While in Chicago, Rich was a performer and teacher at Improv Olympic (Now iO) under the direction of Charna Halpern and the late, Del Close. Rich played on the Improv Olympic house teams “Mr. Blonde” and “Faulty Wiring” – while co-creating long-form improv shows like “Strap Heads,” “Trio,” “Close Quarters,” and “Dasariski.” As an actor, Rich has appeared in featured roles on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MADtv, the feature film High Fidelity, and A&W Root Beer’s classic TV ad, “Mr. Dumass.” Talarico’s extensive experience in the comedy industry has made him a sought-after teacher, writer and consultant. — More at

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Contact Details

  • 1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, USA

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